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De Palma (2015)

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A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma.
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Brian De Palma ... Himself
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Storyline

In the annals of Hollywood film since the artistic glories of the New Hollywood era, few have a better reputation and body of work in the field of suspense films exploring the contemporary darkness in American life than Brian De Palma. Here, the great film writer and director takes, us in his own words, through his professional life and a career that redefined film horror and suspense. All the while, he also confesses the challenges of working in Hollywood and the price even the great artists pay for being a part of it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Being a director is being a watcher


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent images, graphic nudity, sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Де Пальма See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,355, 12 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$163,359, 29 July 2016
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Empire Ward Pictures See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brian De Palma said, that initially there was no plan for a documentary feature, only an interview: "Noah and Jake were interested in this new digital camera, so Jake bought one. They wanted to make a record of all these stories that I'd told them over the years when we'd had dinner together, so they sat me down in Jake's living room. Jake operated the camera, Noah did the sound, and they would just ask me questions." [2016] See more »

Goofs

Alexander Mackendrick's classic Sweet Smell of Success is wrongly credited as The Sweet Smell of Success. See more »

Quotes

Brian De Palma: My wife is my movie, not you.
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Connections

Features The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

The Solution/The Clinic/Hypnotic Trance
From the motion picture Sisters (1972)
Written and performed by Bernard Herrmann
Courtesy of Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation
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11 April 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This is a documentary about Brian De Palma's movies and career. It's almost entirely him sitting and talking about his movies. His Hitchcockian influence is obvious to any passing fans. This is a good documentary for anyone who likes his movies. Having come up along with many young directing icons of the era, he has some good insights and stories about everything. It doesn't get too salacious but he's not really sugar-coating too much either. It's a compelling watch and a fine insight into his movies. This is basically a compilation of the best of twenty plus movie commentaries by the director.


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